Oregon Health & Science University

Dental Assistant 2 & 3 Opportunities

Job Locations US-OR-Portland
Requisition ID
2019-1472
Position Category
Dental
Position Type
Regular Full-Time
Job Type
AFSCME union represented
Department
School of Dentistry
Salary Range
$18.00 - $27.90 per hour
FTE
1.00
Schedule
Monday - Friday
Hours
8:00am- 5:00pm

Department Overview

Oregon Health & Science University is a nationally prominent research university and Oregon's only public academic health center. It educates health professionals and scientists and provides leading-edge patient care, community service and biomedical research.

 

The School of Dentistry shares the mission of the Oregon Health & Science University to provide educational programs, basic and clinical research, and high quality care and community programs. We strive to foster an environment of mutual respect where the free exchange of ideas can flourish. The dental school prepares graduates in general dentistry and the dental specialties to deliver compassionate and ethical oro-facial health care.

 

If you are interested in a opportunity to learn, grow and make a difference, then being a Dental Assistant at OHSU is the right job for you. OHSU is working to excel in patient care and customer service, as measured by national rankings, and wants you to be part of our team. Most importantly we want employees who are committed to being as good as they can possibly be because "patients may forget what you did for them but they will never forget how you made them feel."

 

 Read more about the School of Dentistry: http://www.ohsu.edu/xd/education/schools/school-of-dentistry

Function/Duties of Position

Current Dental Assistant openings:

 

Dental Assistant 2 & Dental Assistant 3 openings

◦1- Faculty Dental Practice

◦3- DMD Clinics

◦2- Clinic Services

◦1- Periodontology

◦1- 0.5 FTE Periodontology

◦1- Endodontology

 

 

 

The Dental Assistant 2, under the supervision of a licensed dentist, provides chair side assistance to dentists, dental students, dental hygienist, or dental technicians. Some employees in this class may perform clerical duties such as appointment scheduling, billing, and maintaining patient records.

 

This position provides support as needed to predoctoral clinics and specialty clinics including pediatric dentistry, periodontics, endodontics, orthodontics, oral & maxillofacial surgery, and faculty dental practices.

 

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS FOR DENTAL ASSISTANT 2:

  • Two years of chair side dental assisting; OR
  • Completion of a Dental Assistant training program; OR
  • Equivalent combination of experience and training
  • Must have worked as a dental assistant within the last 5 years
  • Passed the DANB exam for dental assisting/x-ray certification (does notrequire CDA)
  • Certification by the Oregon State Board of Dentistry for RadiologicalProficiency required
  • Current valid Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) card issued byAmerican Heart Association

Required Qualifications

The Dental Assistant 3 provides chair side assistance and supportive functions within the clinics of the Periodontology Advanced Program. The clinics focus on providing excellence in patient care while training future leaders in the dental profession. Main job duties include: assisting with direct patient care, radiographs, and assist in appointment scheduling and maintaining patient records.

 

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS FOR DENTAL ASSISTANT 3:

  • Two years of experience as a chair side assistant in a dental office including one year of experience and/or training in a specialty field of dentistry involving the monitoring of sedated patients; OR
  • Completion of a Dental Assistant training program and one year of experience as a chair side assistant which included experience and/or training in a specialty field of dentistry involving the monitoring of sedated patients; OR
  • Equivalent combination of experience and training
  • Must have worked as a dental assistant within the last 5 years
  • Passed the DANB exam for Dental assisting/x-ray certification (does not require CDA)
  • Certification by the Oregon State Board of Dentistry for Radiological Proficiency required
  • Current valid Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) card issued by the American Heart Association (AHA) required (AHA) required

Additional Details

Please apply online and include a cover letter stating your departments of interest.

All are welcome

Oregon Health & Science University values a diverse and culturally competent workforce. We are proud of our commitment to being an equal opportunity, affirmative action organization that does not discriminate against applicants on the basis of any protected class status, including disability status and protected veteran status. Individuals with diverse backgrounds and those who promote diversity and a culture of inclusion are encouraged to apply. To request reasonable accommodation contact the Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Department at 503-494-5148 or aaeo@ohsu.edu.

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